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Minnesota families frustrated by Russian adoption ban

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Families on two continents are speaking out against a new Russian law that will ban Americans from adopting Russian children.

KSTP reported on the issue as Sen. Amy Klobuchar prepared to meet Sunday with Minnesota families that have Russian adoptions pending. St. Paul based Children's Home Society has helped more than 900 Minnesota families adopt children from Russia over the last 20 years. Some of those families are heartbroken by the prospect that adoptions will be cut off.

In Moscow Sunday an estimated 20,000 Russians marched in opposition to the law. President Vladimir Putin backed the law, which the Russian Parliament passed overwhelmingly last month. It is apparently a form of retaliation for American sanctions against Russians accused of human rights violations.

Here's KSTP's report:

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